Comics · Queer

A to Z: X-Men

The X-Men have long stood as a metaphor for the oppressed and outcast, from racial minorities to people with disabilities to, well, comic-book nerds. They work rather well as a representation of LGBT+ people, too, because of their “hidden in plain sight” quality. Some people have immediately visible mutations, like Nightcrawler with his blue skin…… Continue reading A to Z: X-Men

Comics · Queer · Romance

A to Z: Sunstone

Today’s the day I review a romance comic! It is an explicit romance comic, so please remove your children and small animals from this post. And thanks to Outright Geekery for featuring it couple months ago, or I never would’ve heard of it! Stjepan Sejic is a Croatian comic artist who’s worked on Witchblade and Rat Queens, among other…… Continue reading A to Z: Sunstone

Comics · Fantasy · Queer

A to Z: Rawra Chin

Rawra Chin hails from Hypothetical Lizard, a graphic novel from Avatar Press in 2007. It’s based on an earlier short story by the great Alan Moore, creator of Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and other awesome things, and the comic version I have actually prints the story in the back, so you’re covered on all counts! It’s…… Continue reading A to Z: Rawra Chin

Comics · Queer

A to Z: Pied Piper (Hartley Rathaway)

Brace yourselves. I love a lot of the characters on this list, and I love even more characters who AREN’T on this list… But Pied Piper is my FAVORITE OF THEM ALL. I’ve read him in very few stories, and I’m not sure I can satisfactorily explain why he is my favorite above all others,…… Continue reading A to Z: Pied Piper (Hartley Rathaway)

Comics · Queer

A to Z: Obsidian

Remember that longwinded explanation of Alan Scott’s origin for the letter G? It’s relevant again! Obsidian, aka Todd Rice, was Alan Scott’s son before the New 52 reboot. His mother was the villain Thorn. He’s an often-mysterious character with shadow powers, who sometimes tips over into being a villain himself, but has thus far always…… Continue reading A to Z: Obsidian

Comics

Review: Ms. Marvel #14

The second collected volume of Ms. Marvel, Generation Why, is now available! If you’ve been waiting for it, wait no longer! Spoilers below. Ms. Marvel #14 starts right where the last issue left off, with Kamran revealing his identity as an Inhuman. This was a VERY quick issue. We skip along through some more date-y stuff, sneaking out…… Continue reading Review: Ms. Marvel #14

Comics · Queer · Sci-Fi

A to Z: Moondragon

Aside from having the best name ever, Moondragon is a very cool Marvel hero with a fair number of appearances, who yet remains a slightly-obscure character. Here’s how Wikipedia introduces her: “A vastly powerful telepath, master martial artist, minor telekinetic, and highly skilled geneticist, Moondragon’s most notable characteristics are her shaved head, superiority complex, and achieving excellence…… Continue reading A to Z: Moondragon

Comics · Queer · Sci-Fi

A to Z: Green Lantern (Alan Scott)

Did you miss the superheroes these last few days? I missed the superheroes! Here’s another character who, like Batwoman, had a high-profile coming-out party a few years back. It was 2012, DC announced Green Lantern would be gay in Earth 2, and the news went crazy. This is gonna take some explaining, though. People misunderstood…… Continue reading A to Z: Green Lantern (Alan Scott)

Comics · Queer

A to Z: Dolltopia

And now we’ve arrived at an indie comic! Dolltopia by Abby Denson, from Green Candy Press in 2006. You may know Abby Denson from Cool Japan Guide, Tough Love, or some issues of comics like Powerpuff Girls and Josie and the Pussycats. I didn’t know her at all, although I’ve randomly seen her name several times since I read this…… Continue reading A to Z: Dolltopia

Comics · Queer

A to Z: Coagula

We’re delving into the obscure for our letter C: Coagula, a minor heroine from 90s Doom Patrol! While there are other trans characters in comics, some of whom I’ll be discussing later this month, Coagula, aka Kate Godwin, is the only trans superhero. She’s generous and level-headed, and when she got powers (the ability to dissolve and coagulate matter),…… Continue reading A to Z: Coagula